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7 Dec 2023

Full-Time Sexual Health Program Manager

Fenway Health – Posted by Employment@fenwayhealth.org Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Fenway Health receives funding from the MA Department of Public Health (DPH), Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to operate a Sexual Health Program and low threshold STI clinic for men of who have sex with men (MSM), transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals who are in need of culturally competent sexual health and HIV prevention services. The Sexual Health program provides risk-reduction counseling, HIV/Hepatitis C/STI screening services, PrEP initiation to the aforementioned target population.

Reporting to the Administrative Director of Public Health Prevention Programs, the Sexual Health Program Manager has responsibility for management and day to day oversight of grant-funded clinic and community-based Sexual Health prevention programming.

Primary Responsibilities:

Hold management oversight (planning, daily operations, and quality control) of the following grant-funded sexual health prevention activities:

  • Publicly funded HIV, STI, and Hepatitis C clinic-based and community-based counseling and testing services that are targeted to gay/bi/MSM and transgender communities, including services at Fenway’s low-threshold STI clinic.
  • Navigation and high-impact linkage to care services to assure that HIV-positive clients are linked to medical care and essential support services (in coordination with care management activities within the Public Health Division and Medical Department);
  • Navigation and high-impact prevention services for gay/bi/MSM and transgender communities, especially HIV-negative persons at high-risk for infection, including PrEP initiation and adherence support
  • Schedule coordination and inventory management for the sexual health clinic
  • Associated community education, program promotion, and outreach activities, which may include educational campaigns, social marketing and service promotion, event- and venue-based outreach, and community testing.
  • Provide occasional direct client services based on clinic coverage needs, including phone coverage and navigation service

Implement work plans and provide programmatic development and support

  • In partnership with the Data Quality & Evaluation Specialist, ensure programmatic data are entered according to established workflows in a timely, complete, and accurate manner. Compare data to programmatic benchmarks to ensure program deliverables are met.
  • Assist in preparing required reports for funders as well as monthly internal reports summarizing activity and outcome data to evaluate program performance and inform continuous improvement strategies;
  • Maintain regular communication with related Fenway Health departments, including the research and policy arms of The Fenway Institute, to monitor new developments and opportunities for applying scientific findings or replicating promising programs, procedures and practices;
  • Build and maintain relationships with collaborating agencies with which Fenway Health has or could have subcontracts, service agreements, or referral arrangements related to HIV Prevention Programs, with a focus on agencies that extend Fenway Health’s ability to serve hard-to-reach or disparately impacted sub-populations such as younger MSM and transgender individuals, people of color, those who are foreign-born, and those who use IV drugs or other substances;
  • Establish and maintain referral and outreach agreements for events and venues where outreach and promotion activities occur, including settings that extend Fenway Health’s ability to serve hard-to-reach or disparately impacted sub-populations such as younger MSM and transgender individuals, people of color, those who are foreign-born, and those who use IV drugs or other substances;
  • Stay abreast of latest development in public health science related to HIV/AIDS and LGBTQIA+ health;
  • Under the direction of the Director, and in coordination with the Communications Department, assist in preparation of program promotional materials, press releases, Board reports, newsletter articles, and/or blog entries;
  • Assist with developing programs and writing grant proposals as needed to sustain and enhance prevention, education and screening services;
  • Manage program budgets and subcontracts;
  •  Implement robust processes for quality control and quality improvement to support safe and client-centered clinical processes

Personnel Management

  • Hire, train, and supervise, directly or through direct reports, a team of full time employees
  • Engage in 1:1 supervision sessions with direct reports
  • Lead efforts related to performance improvement and/or corrective action
  • Comply with organization supervisor duties as required
  • Develop work plans and convene regular meetings of staff and/or teams as needed to assure progress against program deliverables.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field required.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in public health/health care/human services required, including at least two (2) years with responsibility for program implementation and management of staff.
  • Experience with health promotion/prevention, specifically within communities of color, the MSM community, HIV/STIs and HIV prevention
  • Strong project planning skills as well as an ability to contribute creative yet practical solutions to problems
  • Phlebotomy experience or willingness to become trained in phlebotomy
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with colleagues, patients, clients and vendors across the spectrum of diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, national origin and immigrant status, religious or spiritual identity, disability (physical, mental, emotional and developmental), veteran status, and/or limited English proficiency.
  • Willingness to contribute towards Fenway’s efforts in becoming an anti-racist organization and promoting a culture dedicated to ongoing development in service of humility, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, where differences are acknowledged and valued.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field, and/or clinical degree
  • Direct experience managing sexual health and HIV prevention services targeted towards men who have sex with men, trans, or gender non-conforming populations
  • Experience working with electronic medical records
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural (Spanish and/or Portuguese)
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects in parallel, paying attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work within a team-based environment
  •  Experience with EPIC electronic medical record system
  • Ability to forge cross-functional working relationships with internal teams and external project partners
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience implementing a variety of grants and contracts, and overseeing budgets strongly preferred

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 12 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.

LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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